4 Tips on Staying Motivated as We Continue the Second Half of 2014

July 18th, 2014

The second half of the year has officially arrived. Whether you’ve been looking for a new job for awhile or have recently begun searching for new opportunities, it’s important to keep up the momentum as we head into the remaining six months of 2014.

It’s easy to become distracted, discouraged or both when the job search takes longer than expected, but don’t let it get you down. The more energy you put into your efforts, the better your chances of landing the job you’ve been wanting.

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Second Half of 2014

Need a little inspiration to keep up the momentum for your job search during the second half of the year? Follow these four tips to keep your spirits up:

  1. Don’t Take a Break: While the summer months traditionally bring slower hiring periods for many industries, this doesn’t mean you should slow down. In fact, it’s important to keep sending your resume out, as this is when recruiters may be able to devote extra time to reviewing your resume, rather than losing it in a stack of others.
  2. Regularly Evaluate Your Progress: Take the time to reflect on how far you’ve come at the end of each week. Celebrate your accomplishments and review your missteps to adjust your plan of action for the week ahead. Acknowledging even the smallest steps you’ve made toward getting a great new job help to keep you motivated.
  3. Learn Not to Take Rejection Personally: It’s hard not to feel bad when you really want a job and someone else is chosen for the position. However, it’s important to view these situations as a learning opportunity. Think of it this way, you were able to polish your interview skills so you’re better equipped to impress the hiring manager at the next company.
  4. Join a New Networking Organization: Gain exposure to an entirely new set of connections by joining a new networking organization. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet new people who may be able to help you find the job you’ve been looking for ─ you’ll also get to have a little fun while doing it.

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